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We would like to welcome our newest members to the Arizona North Chapter. 

             Industry Partners
Eve Banks
     Kirstin's Carpet Company 

Linda Palm Hubbard,
     ShuttersAndCo Club

Sarah Clemens,
     Student ASID

Creative Brief Deadline
Submissions should be creative and brief. Please include your photo if possible. Send your submissions to communications@asidaznorth.org by the first Friday of every month at 5:00pm for publication
It's hard to believe with this cold spell that spring is just around the corner!

However, as Phoenix warms up, so is your chapter!  We have different, exciting events and activities just around the corner, starting with our January chapter meeting featuring Mike Orr (read more about Mike below).  Kravet is hosting our honored guest speaker and volunteers who are bringing this special evening to you are quite excited.

Next month's chapter meeting features .1 CEU as we learn about smart technology.  Hosted by Crestron at iPic Theaters at Scottsdale Quarter, this will certainly be a different kind of meeting!

This year our home tour is current with national trends of remodeling.  Remodeled by Design showcases homes in central Phoenix and North Scottsdale and will be held on March 2, 2013.

Don't forget our annual Design for Hire (more information below).  Held in March, it matches up the public with ASID designers.  Designers volunteer up to two hours of their time and the public often interacts with a designer for the very first time.

Then we roll right on into our second annual Elements Trade Show, Professional Development Day as well as other exciting activities.

See you on the 17th!

Cindy Lewton, ASID
President, Arizona North Chapter
January 17th Membership Meeting
Market Insight 2013: The Real Estate Market
and Your Business
Hosted by Kravet
Mike Orr, Director of the Center for Real Estate Theory & Practice WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University
January 17, 2013

5:30 pm Registration/Refreshments
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Presentation

7350 N. Dobson Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ  85256


$10 Students / $20 Members / $40 Non-members

Limited seating available.

When you register, you may pay with a credit card via PayPal. Or select the option to "Pay at the door." Only cash or checks are accepted at the door.

Additional details.
We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties! 

We have just become aware that many of you are unable to reach us by phone.  We expect to have this resolved in the next 24 hours.  In the meantime, please email info@asidaznorth.org if you wish to reach us. 
Holiday Party 2012

Our annual Holiday Party was held at DC Ranch this past December. Members gathered together and enjoyed a night of Holiday ambience of fine foods, wine, raffle prizes, and of course, Christmas cookies! We want to extend a special "Thank-you" to Guy Paul and Gretchen Palmer for putting together an awesome event that we will cherish for years to come. All photos taken from Future Photo Group.


Minding Your Business III - Selling Process
Selling, Closing Techniques, Overcoming Objections

Join us for this information early evening seminar presented by Shelley DeVall, Manager of Business Development for Hunter Douglas.

January 23, 2013
3:30 pm to 7:00 pm

FloorEver Interiors

ASID CEU #8380 - .3 CEU credits
AIA/CES Approved #MYBII008380 - .3 credits
Interiors Design Society CQRID#2-2260 - .3 CEUs

Additional details and registration link. 
IDCA 3rd Annual Green Grapes:
Experience Wine Differently 

January 24, 2013

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

7661 E. Gray Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ  85260

To purchase tickets visit: www.idca.info/events.html

Ticket + 2013 membership:  $50
Ticket only:  $30
Ticket + 2013 student membership:  $20
Ticket at the door:  $40 
Save the Date
Awards Gala 2013 - Look Ahead! 

Important dates and information to know:  

February 6, 2013 - 5:30 pm
Call for Entries Submission Requirements Seminar
Location TBD

Come to the seminar to learn:
* Two additional categories: Emerging Professionals and Students
* New photography requirements
* Streamlined submission requirements

March 29, 2013 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Call for Entries Submissions
Location TBD

August 3, 2013
Awards Gala
Save the Date
"Remodeled by Design" Home Tour  

March 2, 2013
Our chapter invites the public to tour remodeled homes on March 2, 2013.  Homes are located in central Phoenix to north Scottsdale.  Save the date and start spreading the word!  Tickets will be $35. 
Save the Date
Design for Hire March 2013 

It's Coming...Design for Hire!

Design for Hire will be held throughout the month of March 2013. Designers are matched up with clients for a maximum of a two-hour consultation at $75/hour. These initial consult fees are donated to our chapter to support our activities as well as a percentage supports student scholarships and education. After this initial consultation, the designer is welcome to continue the relationship with the client independent of the chapter. This is a win-win for all: You are supporting the chapter, the public learns a little more about how to work with a designer, and the designer may possibly get a lucrative project from this initial consult.

Designer registration will begin shortly. Continue to watch for more news!
Job Postings

Thoma-Holec Design, LLC which specializes in long term living communities on an international basis, has a part time opening for an interior designer. This is a perfect position for a student or person who is interested in working flexible hours, a couple of days a week. Position responsibility includes: library/sample upkeep; filing; specification records; assisting senior designers; answering phone; etc. Excellent opportunity for growth in the field of interior design, with a specialty in long term living. 

An interior design degree is not required, however must be in the process of obtaining an interior design degree from a CIDA accredited program.

Send resume to luann@thoma-holecdesign.com.
Design Source Furniture - a three-showroom chain of middle to middle-upper home furnishings and design showrooms is seeking highly motivated sales professionals and interior designers with excellent communication skills and experience in top-tier commission sales.  Positions remain open in Scottsdale, Arrowhead and Tempe (East Valley) showrooms.  Most positions require weekend schedules.  In-home interior design experience is preferred.  Send resumes to dsfazjobs@yahoo.com or drop off at any of the 3 locations.

Click here to see all job postings.
Student Design Charette  

The Student Design Charette is a problem solving design activity based on skills required in the NCIDQ exam. Students will be placed into teams based on education level and design skill and proficiency. The competition is open to student members of ASID only. Verification of membership will be done through registration prior to the event. Students may not join ASID the day of the competition.

February 9, 2013

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Glendale Community College
6000 W. Olive
Room T2-102
Glendale, AZ 85302

Registration deadline February 1st.  Download the registration form here.  
Save the Date

April 5th
Student Career Day at Ardy's Gallery of Window Coverings
Elements Trade Show Announcement
for All Industry Partners

We are providing an Exhibit Opportunity for all Industry Partners to provide fresh, new products and services to invigorate and inspire creativity. Don't miss our annual trade show on Thursday, March 21st at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts!   Tabletop booths start at $350.

Thursday, March 21, 2013


10:30 am - 6:00 pm 



See flyer for more details. 

All ASID Industry Partners are Invited
Donuts and Dialogue 
The Industry Partners of ASID are on the move...upwards! As an Industry Partner, if you want to learn more about marketing opportunities through ASID and other strategies likely to bring you more designer business, please plan to attend ASID IP "DONUTS and DIALOGUE" in February. Each session is designed to help you expand your business and knowledge of the interior design industry. 
Friday, February 8th  
8:30 am. - 9:30 am
Ellen Bosco 
Kravet Fabrics 
7350 N. Dobson Rd. 
Scottsdale, AZ

RSVP: We hope you can join us! Please let contact Naomi Anderson at ipliaison@asidaznorth.org or 480-905-1396 phone by February 5th.

Download flyer.